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Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • State Sen. Mee Moua, DFL-St. PaulThe Bookshelf: State Sen. Mee Moua
    Sen. Mee Moua, a Democrat from St. Paul, talks about what books have meant the most to her and why.6:50 a.m.
  • Sioux Valley Hospital receives huge donation
    People watching the Superbowl around Sioux Falls saw commercials for a newly named hospital system: Sanford Medical. The name comes as a result of one of the largest donations ever made to a health care system. Sioux Valley Hospital announced the 400 million dollar gift by philanthropist T. Denny Sanford on Saturday. Hospital officials say the donation will put the system at the forefront of both treatment and research.7:20 a.m.
  • Too much riskMinnesotans still test driving consumer-driven health plans
    The plans, pairing a high-deductible catastrophic insurance policy with a tax-free health savings account, aren't for everyone.7:25 a.m.
  • Stem cells and renewable energy at the Capitol
    Cathy Wurzer talks with Minnesota Public Radio reporter Tom Scheck about upcoming week at the Capitol, including discussion about renewable energy legislation and funding for stem cell research.7:50 a.m.
  • Smart carHow we define design
    It's hard even to be certain about what the term "design" means. So we asked some experts for their definition of design, and got some interesting responses.7:55 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • U.S., Iraqi Forces Clamp Down on Baghdad
    U.S. and Iraqi commanders say the command structure for an increase in American and Iraqi forces is being put in place. The next step is to flood the streets of Baghdad with troops.
  • 'Payday Loans' Plague New Mexico's Working Poor
    New Mexico's high poverty rate has created a climate for a practice that many question but the government does not yet regulate: loans made against paychecks. Legislators have failed in the past to control the loans, but they're trying again.
  • How Do I Want to Be Remembered?
    For cancer patients, death hovers over everything. It feels sometimes that Death is sitting in the corner, looking at his watch. And when it comes to funerals, there's really one major issue: How do we want to be remembered?
  • Colts Top Bears to Claim Super Bowl Title
    The Indianapolis Colts overcome heavy rain and the Chicago Bears for a 29-17 victory in Sunday's Super Bowl. Colts' quarterback Peyton Manning was named the game's MVP. Tony Dungy is the first black coach to win the championship.
  • Military Shows Off Experimental Heat Ray
    The military demonstrates a "heat ray" developed as a way to disperse threatening crowds. Officials say the electro-magnetic device does no permanent damage, but makes people feel as if their skin is burning.
  • Oakland Schools Revise Policy on Head Lice
    The Oakland public schools have quietly re-evaluated their policy on head lice. Students with the annoying parasites are no longer barred from school. Officials say the new policy is a more rational approach to how lice are spread.
  • Bush Supplies Congress with Bill for War
    The Bush administration's funding request for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan will reach $245 billion for the next two years — but that's just the beginning.
  • No More Clicking and Dragging?
    Microsoft Office 2007 has a new look, designed to limit the need to use a mouse. It may signal a change in how computers are used — in some ways, a return to the early days.
  • Super Bowl Ads Seen as Scary Experience
    Researchers at UCLA tracked several viewers' brain activity as they watched Super Bowl ads, gauging their emotional reaction. In many cases, the ads produced feelings of anxiety and fear.
  • Will Budget Time Be a Bipartisan Event?
    President Bush sends his budget to Capitol Hill on Monday. What are its chances of getting through a Congress now controlled by Democrats? And how are the president's efforts to boost bipartisan cooperation going?

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